Nine West

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Nine West Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
108 Reviews
3.0
108 Reviews
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34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Worked with great people, awesome employee discount, room to move up in company (in 19 reviews)

  • Great discount, 40% off, with ability to earn an extra percent off (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Absolutely no work life balance, but that is typical of retail (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper Management is too involved, and would rather intimidate instead of actually lead (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nine West part-time

    Pros

    Good discounts on the shoes

    Cons

    Retail hours aren't always the best

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nine West formerly Jones Apparel

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    Former Employee - Technical Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Nine West full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, discounts, mostly friendly and helpful employees.

    Cons

    Lack of training for new or unfamiliar systems, no promotions, poor reviews unless you are a favorite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More contact with employees as there are morale issues and uncertainty about company direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Super Ok!

    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Nine West full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Willing to give you a chance when others wont. Helps if you experience a natural disaster.

    Cons

    Hard to take earned vacation. Sales goals can be ridiculous.

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  5.  

    Great Learning Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Merchandise Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nine West full-time

    Pros

    Great experience with a global brand, tons of room to learn about the industry.

    Cons

    Bad work environment. Recognition, promotions and raises are rarely given even to those who are deserving causing very quick turnover. This makes the process very inefficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    awesome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nine West full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    consistently balanced work with life

    Cons

    there are no cons here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    perks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoyed the experience with Nine West.

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Waco, TX

    I worked at Nine West full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are very professional and employee friendly

    Cons

    The pay is not that great to start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They pay should be adjusted for those who are loyal and hard working. The numbers are not always a good indicator.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Poorly organized, no training, lack of leadership

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Nine West full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the location and the employee discount

    Cons

    No work/life balance. They need to upgrade the company with new technology that would make communications easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Their District Managers lack wisdom in many situations. They need lots of training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Revolving door (NYC corporate office, accessories division)

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    Former Employee - Designer, Nine West Handbags in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer, Nine West Handbags in New York, NY

    I worked at Nine West full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Job security (if you actually want to stay)
    Brand name looks good on resume - high volume of sales
    Coworkers were nice people and competent/good at their jobs

    Cons

    Low morale - the way things were run had the mid-level employees feeling stressed, overworked, and underappreciated, which led to low morale and negativity. I was not happy with my work-life balance here.
    Very high turnover - I was here under a year and within a year of me leaving more than half of the division peaced out (all levels from management down to assistants).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a change in the way management treats the employees and retaining talent.
    Things that would make people happier would be a better work/life balance and some perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    best place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Nine West full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best company to work to work out balance in life

    Cons

    it was a small store so sometime it would be super dead during the day but really busy in the weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best retail decision of my life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Nine West full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company is so easy to work for! Have a busy schedule? Not a problem. They are more than willing to work with you!

    Cons

    If you like having every weekend and every holiday to yourself, this is not the place for you. You can have a couple of them off though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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